Known for our outstanding pastoral care and trusting partnerships with parents, the pastoral system at Truro School underpins everything that we do. Alongside high quality teaching and learning, it ensures the success and personal development of the children in our care, so they flourish academically and socially.
Truro School is distinguished by being a place where every child is known by name, by face, and by character.
The fundamental building blocks of a successful education is the relationship between school and home. There are bound to be times when you have worries and anxieties about your son or daughter. When concerns are great, you will want reassurance from someone who really knows your child, someone who sees them on a daily basis. Contact between parents and form tutors is imperative and we ensure that you can always raise concerns and obtain answers quickly. The Deputy Head of Pastoral, the Head of Year, the School Chaplain, the Medical Centre and the school’s counsellor all act as further points of contact for children and parents alike.
We work to prepare your child for the large variety of life’s challenges, not only those they will encounter during their school days, but also trials they may face later on in adulthood. Truro School’s Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) programme therefore plays a key role in the provision of excellent pastoral care. The programme confronts difficult issues, helping your child to make informed choices as they grow up. During PSHEE sessions your child will learn age-relevant information about aspects of life including relationships, mental health, money, drugs, alcohol and more. Educating parents and students about new threats
When it comes to keeping students safe, we know that we cannot sit still. The rise and accessibility of social media channels and apps represent new areas of risk. Through parent information evenings, our senior pastoral team will regularly update you with advice on such things as e-safety. We also run parent and child workshops to help you deal with these unfamiliar hazards.
What the inspectors said: In their latest visit, the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) scored the quality of pupils’ personal development as ‘Excellent’, the highest grade possible.
"Pupils are aware of the dangers which society and their own behaviour can bring, and feel well supported by the school should they have any physical or mental health concerns. They feel that they are developing good lifestyle habits for the future in a safe and secure environment"
Our school motto, Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem to be), captures the essence of our identity and is defined by the 5 C's below. Underpinned by strong Christian principles, we are a caring and inclusive community which values, nurtures and develops each individual.
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Curiosity to always want to discover and learn more, academically and more widely too.
Because we believe that academic excellence is an important part of human excellence. Every child is an individual and we celebrate and develop their uniqueness, helping them to become an independent learner and encouraging each child to explore, understand and cultivate their talent and abilities, whatever they may be.
Compassion to understand and champion the needs of others, in our community and beyond.
Because our mission challenges us to be a vibrant community which enables people to live their lives to the full and transform society for the better. Located in the heart of Cornwall, our distinctive, serene location supports the development of balanced, unpretentious and reflective children who understand their role as global citizens.
Confidence to build resilience by learning from both successes and failures alike.
Because we want every pupil to be comfortable in their own skin, celebrating the uniqueness of each individual in the school community. Through drama, presenting and public speaking opportunities, as well as appearing in productions and concerts, pupils learn key communication skills and gain the confidence to prosper in the real world.
Creativity to be imaginative in how we express ourselves and approach new challenges.
Because we value the development of pupils’ imaginative and creative dimensions as well as their characters. Through a broad curriculum and wide range of co-curricular activities, pupils discover the important balance between creative and logical thinking. These opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter discovers their hidden gifts, developing a sense of individuality and a confidence in their own abilities.
Courage to enjoy becoming the very best of who we are, with integrity and ambition.
Because we believe that essential life skills are often best taught outside of the classroom, balancing an academic education. Through a wide-ranging co-curricular programme, we offer every child the chance to participate, perform and lead in the fields of their choice. In a competitive world these opportunities are fundamental to ensuring your son or daughter develops essential life skills and an ambition for life.